Eleven Indians, who had been languishing in a Nigerian prison for two years, have been released, confirmed External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.
The Indians, who were employees of a Merchant Navy firm, were arrested for violating laws of international waters in 2014 after their shop got stranded in Nigeria.
In a tweet, Swaraj also appreciated the efforts of High Commissioner to Nigeria B.N. Reddy in expediting their repatriation.
She said the government is making all efforts to secure the release of two Indians abducted from Gboko, a town in the Benue state of north-central Nigeria.
One of the captive is Anish Sharma from Karnataka and another is Mangipudi Sai Srinivas, hailing from Andhara Pradesh.
Both were travelling to Dangote Cement Plant in a car from their residential quarters last Wednesday, when a group of armed men kidnapped them at a traffic signal.
Swaraj said she spoke to Anish Sharma's wife and assured her that the government is doing its best to secure their release from abductors.
In a tweet she said she has deputed a senior officer to update the family regularly.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup had, on Friday, described the abduction as "nothing surprising or new in that area", saying such incidents keep happening.